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Embarrassing/weird q: itchy butt

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Code Monkey, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
  2. HydroAuto

    HydroAuto Solo Diver

    I've found spandex/lycra bike shorts to fit the bill too... if you can get them without padding even better. The are close fitting and don't bunch up... plus their a heck of a lot more modest than the traditional plum smugglers some choose to wear.
  3. ClassAction

    ClassAction Barracuda

    Try washing your ***** at least once a week!

    * This is a joke.
  4. Wristshot

    Wristshot Manta Ray

    You can always buy a pair of bike shorts and remove the maxi-pad from inside. There are various running and exercise togs that are similar to bike shorts without the padding.

    I have opted for the quickdrying speedo under the wetsuit and I do a sly and subtle quick change so as to minimize the horror-factor. The shorts I put on are also extremely quick drying so it minimizes the time spent "wet". YMMV

  5. Scubageezer

    Scubageezer Angel Fish

    You can pick up a pair of compression shorts at just about any Wally World. Just remember, potato in the front. :D
  6. wetrat

    wetrat Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vista, California
    OK now we have three great threads going - peeing in your wetsuit, farting in your drysuit and itchy butts. I guess we must feel comfortable with each other.
  7. packman

    packman Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: southeast of disorder
    I've always worn a pair of regular spandex shorts (not bike shorts) under my wetsuit. That's always worked well for me.
  8. serambin

    serambin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Shreveport, LA USA
    I lived on a sailboat for a number of years and I don't think it's the mesh, we had this problem no matter what we wore anytime it became wet and stayed that way for some time. The mesh may increase the irritation, but staying wet, especially in saltwater will cause a problem. First, the solution once you have the problem, is a good bath and hydro-cortisone cream 2% over night.

    Why is the problem worse in saltwater? Because salt in itself is irritating on skin in that it will crystalize in clothes and irritate skin that is nornmally dry, plus it absorbs moisture (hydroscopic) which keeps the area moist, soft, and irritated (not to mention this condition 'grows' things we don't want to think about). When among 'close' friends, the best bet is to shuck out of the wet suit on deck. Either wear something else (dry) or go AL la buff.

    When we stayed wet for say a week at a time, we came down with boils you don't want to know about. So much for the glamour of crusing.

  9. discrepancy

    discrepancy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: China
    Nope. It's the mesh. The sadists who designed that stuff should be forced at gunpoint to sit in their wet shorts on a concrete step for an hour, and then see what an "impression" it made on them.

    I always tear the mesh out and get on with business.
  10. SueMermaid

    SueMermaid Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NJ
    Another thing you can try is to slather your hiney with oil or lotion every day after you shower. Seriously! It will help soothe your irritated skin. And who doesn't love a baby soft butt? :)

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